The Archaeology of Disease

The Archaeology of Disease

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By (author) Charlotte A. Roberts, By (author) Keith Manchester

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  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 250mm x 20mm | 890g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 0752457500
  • ISBN 13: 9780752457505
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: many b/w pls.
  • Sales rank: 140,801

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This book offers a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, from other areas of archaeology, and from art and ethnography. The authors provide a context of clinical knowledge about specific ailments and accidents by considering ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practise, and prehistoric medicine.

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CHARLOTTE ROBERTS is a Professor of Archaeology and director of the MSc Palaeopathology in the Department of Archaeology, at Durham University. She has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific papers, and books, including Introduction to forensic archaeology (1996), Burial archaeology: Current research, methods and developments (1989), The Past and Present of Leprosy (2002), Health and disease in Britain: From prehistory to the present day (2003), The bioarchaeology of tuberculosis: A global perspective on a reemerging disease (2003), and Human remains: A Handbook (2009). KEITH MANCHESTER is a General Practitioner in Bradford, and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford where the human remains laboratory in the Biological Anthropology Research Centre is named after him. He has published over 50 papers on palaeopathology, co-edited The Past and Present of Leprosy (2002), and contributed significantly to debates about the recognition of, and antiquity of, leprosy and tuberculosis.